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Facebook Messenger update makes group calls easier

Facebook Messenger update makes group calls easier Facebook has released an update today to its Messenger platform that makes it easy and seamless to go from a one-on-one audio or video call to a group session. "Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart". This is a new feature in the app, which is odd as Facebook has committed to paring down the app, not adding to it. [Full Article...]

Sofia Goggia Takes Downhill Gold; Lindsey Vonn Earns Bronze

Sofia Goggia Takes Downhill Gold; Lindsey Vonn Earns Bronze Vonn, Goggia said. "It's like she has already made this". Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds. The record was held by Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister, who was just shy of her 33rd birthday when she won the downhill and the super-G at the 2006 Turin Olympics. [Full Article...]

Don't Feed the Russian Troll Hysteria

Don't Feed the Russian Troll Hysteria Instead, he's now blaming the Russian influence on former President Barack Obama , who Trump said didn't do enough to stop the Russian effort. Mueller, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia , indicated in the indictments that Russian operatives sought to use social media to help Trump's campaign bid against Clinton. [Full Article...]

Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant

Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant Google clearly has a goal of putting the Google Assistant just about everywhere. Nest says it's also adding the ability for its cameras to distinguish human beings and objects in so-called Activity Zones , which are designated areas in your camera's line of sight where you suspect motion might occur. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm unveils new standalone VR reference design based on Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm unveils new standalone VR reference design based on Snapdragon 845 The new media field is caught in a typical chicken and egg phase of many early developments: few people have VR gear because there's not much compelling VR content, but few companies are producing compelling VR content because there are so few users. [Full Article...]

New Volvo V60 breaks cover

New Volvo V60 breaks cover The V60 enjoys the same luxurious yet simplistic interior as the rest of the new range, plus Volvo's latest driver support systems and safety technology. Volvo says it is the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals-especially moose-if you happen to live near any. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in Olympic downhill behind Italy's Goggia

I'm so proud to have competed with such awesome girls. "I came here with one goal - to beat Lindsey", said Goggia, who had beaten Vonn in the Olympic test events on the same hill. Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic "crazy horse" of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women's Olympic downhill champion on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners

Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners There would be two benefits to Apple in striking such a deal ... Cobalt, the essential ingredient in the production of lithium-ion batteries for telephone and other gadgets, has seen its prices skyrocketed of late due to an expected growth in demand for electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. [Full Article...]

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Mission Cheaper Than Hollywood Film Interstellar

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Mission Cheaper Than Hollywood Film Interstellar ISRO is scheduling the launch of Chandrayaan 2 in April 2018, but there will be a variety of factors that will be kept in importance before it, like the location of the moon at the specific time. The mission will conduct a series of experiments that will help scientists across the world understand the moon a little bit better. According to ISRO, the wheeled rover will drive on the lunar surface... [Full Article...]

Sony Could Launch Three Snapdragon 660 Xperia Phones At MWC 2018

Sony Could Launch Three Snapdragon 660 Xperia Phones At MWC 2018 Sony sent the letter to the US FCC last February 7, a few weeks away from the MWC 2018 to be held in Barcelona, Spain on February 25. In the meantime it's good to see that despite Sony reducing focus on certain markets that they still have quite a number of handsets in the works. [Full Article...]

Mr. Steven, a Netted Claw-Boat, Could Save SpaceX Millions

Mr. Steven, a Netted Claw-Boat, Could Save SpaceX Millions Steven will navigate into its path, hopefully recovering the fairing as it gently touches down. At one point Musk mused about using a "bouncy castle" to catch fairings - Mr. According to Elon Musk , each fairing of Falcon 9 costs SpaceX around $5 million and that is why their company is trying to reuse the components of the fairing to make substantial savings. [Full Article...]

Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russian Federation?

Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russian Federation? Facebook's vice-president of adverts has been criticised for tweeting that Russian-bought ads had not been created to sway the United States election. His view contradicted special counsellor Robert Mueller's recent indictments , in which 13 Russians were charged with meddling in the election via social media and other means. [Full Article...]

Porsche cuts final diesel model from range

Porsche cuts final diesel model from range According to Autocar , Porsche has removed the last two models offered in a diesel flavor. Autocar reports the decision was made after the company decided against offering a new Cayenne Diesel. Another factor working against the models were relatively small sales. Last year, only 15 percent of Porsche's global sales were diesel models, with the vast majority sold in Europe-the market ... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch transformed into Linux tablet by hackers

Nintendo Switch transformed into Linux tablet by hackers On February 6, fail0verflow posted a photo on Twitter that appeared to show Linux running on the Switch, though it only displayed the bootup screen. The hacker group has claimed that the exploited bug cant be patch on now released hardware and won't require a modchip . As The Inquirer points out , this is not a bad issue as the Linux based Switch still needs work to enable you to play anythi... [Full Article...]

Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once)

Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once) Users will be able to keep users or content creators of their choice in these tabs either in their friend list or on Discover and can then find them easily, a possible fix for the popular complaint. The feature appears when you press and hold down on certain "tiles" in the Discover part of the app. The two social media platforms have been piggybacking off of each others apps for a while now, eve... [Full Article...]

The Great Red Spot Of Jupiter Is Shrinking

The Great Red Spot Of Jupiter Is Shrinking When the GRS was first discovered, it was nearly four times bigger than our Earth. We have been able to see Jupiter clearly thanks to NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft which orbits the gas giant and took wonderful photos of the planet, including its huge vortex back in July of a year ago. [Full Article...]

Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season

Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season There are also new categories of loot to unlock, including loading screens, skydiving fx trails and "back blings". Fortnite season 3 will replace season 2's medieval flavour for a space theme, and the Battle Pass will also offer 30 extra tiers of loot. [Full Article...]

Spotify Job Listings Suggest Its Building Smart Speaker

Spotify Job Listings Suggest Its Building Smart Speaker According to a recent report from The Guardian , Spotify is now on the lookout for an Operations Manager: Hardware Product , a Senior Product Manager: Hardware Production, and a Project Manager: Hardware Production and Engineering. Spotify clearly thinks it's better served using its popularity to convince consumers to buy its hardware now, and keep up with its streaming competitors before it h... [Full Article...]

Satellite launch from California is delayed

Satellite launch from California is delayed The rocket was scheduled for launch in early Sunday a pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base but was subsequently delayed to allow extra checks. Earlier Musk had said that recovering payload fairing is pretty hard because the parachutes fitted to them tend to get twisted during descent. Together with the Paz on the mission, there will be two experimental Microsat satellites which will be ... [Full Article...]

Drake's God Plan charging to a fifth week at Number 1

Drake's God Plan charging to a fifth week at Number 1 We gave it all away. He performs at both of the locations in the " God's Plan " video . Drake's God's Plan looks set to extend its reign at Number 1 on this week's Official Singles Chart. Drake gifted a US$50,000 check for scholarship for SC student Destiny James to attend UM and study public health. At Miami Senior High School , the rapper again donates $25,000. [Full Article...]


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